The Department of Art offers a wide range of study opportunities. Study abroad allows students to earn upper level and graduate art history credit and the chance to engage with art historical narratives, unique artistic traditions and diverse cuisine, music, and people. These experiences introduce students to new ways of learning and increase cultural awareness and sensitivity. Recent trips, led by Dr. Laura M. Amrhein, have been taken to Mexico including the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, and Yucatán to study ancient Maya and Colonial art. Some locations visited included Bonampak, Yaxchilan, Palenque, Toniná, Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Mayapan, and the Colonial cities of Mérida and Izamal along with major museum collections. Field excursions enabled students to study architectural ruins, sculpture, and paintings in situ.
Other local art and art history driven excursions are undertaken by studio and art history faculty including trips to the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, the Kimbell Museum of Art and the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Museum of Fine Arts in Dallas, the National Ornamental Metal Museum and Brooks Museum in Memphis, and the St. Louis Art Museum, to name a few.
We encourage all students to consider ways to expand their horizons and global awareness in the Department of Art and at UALR. For more information about study abroad please visit programs abroad http://ualr.edu/programsabroad/